Get job handed off to me by someone who didn’t want it. Quote job. Custom everything. High costs of material and labor. Confirm pricing with boss. Send bid. Customer says bid is double. Forwards email. Guy who didn’t want it gave preliminary pricing but didn’t give that information. Boss mad at coworker. Coworker mad at me. Customer mad at me. We look like we don’t know what we’re doing. Impossible to match quote from previous pricing. I did everything by the book and this is what happened.

This is why I hate touching other people’s work. Even if it’s given away or transferred, always missing information. Could be an email, phone conversation, who knows. Not me. Not if you don’t tell me.